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How to Make a Milkshake + 4 Milkshake Recipes

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how to make restaurant quality milkshakes

Milkshakes from restaurants always taste so good because they are rich and creamy. They are full of flavor and have a thick consistency that some people might think is impossible to recreate at home. But with Blendtec, you can do it! With these tips, you will learn how to make a thick milkshake that will taste even better than a bought one. 

The following tips make it easy to blend thick milkshakes that are real winners. You can apply these tips to any flavor of milkshake. Make thick milkshakes to cool down on a hot summer day, or as a sweet treat after dinner. There is an endless amount of flavors that you can try.

Which Ice Cream Base Should You Use for Your Milkshake?

There is no one type of ice cream you should use for your milkshake. You can start with vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, or even coconut. If you’re unsure about which flavor to use, vanilla is always a safe option. It is an excellent base that will complement any other flavors you add. 

No matter the base flavor, let the ice cream soften a little before you scoop it into the blender. The ice cream should be about the consistency of soft-serve ice cream. If you skip this step, you will probably end up adding too much milk to the recipe in order to soften the shake. Patience is essential for a yummy and perfectly thick milkshake. 

When adding milk to the shake, always choose whole milk, which will make your shake thick, rich, and creamy. Add the milk slowly and test along the way to avoid using too much milk. For a simple vanilla shake, ice cream and milk is all it takes. No need for ice. 

Tips: How to Make the Best Thick Milkshake

Once you have the correct ingredients, you’ll want to blend them together in your Blendtec on high for about 30 seconds. If you blend your milkshake for longer than that, it will start to get frothy. 

Test the consistency while you blend the shake to make sure it is just right. If you accidentally add too much milk, add some softened ice cream to the blender to thicken the shake. Never add ice, which will water down the milkshake and make it thin. 

Pour the thick milkshake into a chilled glass to keep your sweet treat colder for longer. Top it with whipped cream for the perfect finish, then stick a big straw inside so you can easily sip on it. 

Unique Milkshake Flavors to Try

It’s also exciting to go wild, switch it up and give a new flavor a try. Here are some unique milkshake flavors to test the next time you’re in the mood for a shake. 

Grab your blender and experiment with these several milkshake recipes, or create your own. Enjoy! Share your experiences and your favorite milkshake flavors in the comments below.

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16 comments


  • Would you have a recipe for Lemon Milkshake?

    Sam Fadlallah on

  • this is the best milkshake ever!
    lol but the clumps are the weird ones

    yeet master on

  • Good Recipe

    Kuben on

  • Depends on how much milk you put in it.

    James on

  • Is this a thick milkshake

    lou lou on

  • getting my stealth today 5/24/17 for my snack bar. My question is I bought this for making milkshake from my hand dip freezer what setting will I use and do you know the perfect temp on ice cream for milkshakes.

    kurt on

  • Very Nice indeed.
    ill be eating these when I’m GAMING

    Aden McLaughlin on

  • Hi Samantha,
    You can use milk and cream, here’s another great milkshake that uses half & half and milk cubes: http://www.blendtec.com/recipes/candy-bar-milkshake. If you are using chocolate syrup to make a chocolate shake, I recommend using vanilla ice cream. You can use any brand of chocolate syrup.

    Kelli Farley on

  • The consistency will change and it will not be as solid. You can freeze it in the freezer, if you choose.

    Kelli Farley on

  • Can you put milk & cream in shake to make more creamier or add whip cream when blending? what’s the best ice cream to use for chocolate shake? what is the best brand of syrup or is Hershey’s the only one?

    samantha on

  • Oh yeah…..

    John on

  • What happens if you make it with a different kind of milk, also can you save this in the freezer/fridge

    Emily on

  • great recipe

    shea on

  • Great recipe with lush results,
    thanx

    jess on

  • There are 8 oz in 1 cup.

    Kelli Farley on

  • I live in the uk how many fluid ounces are there in a cup

    Tim on

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